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January 20, 2013
The following is a super duper serious critical review of the book CSS for Babies. Super. Duper. Serious.
lol jk. I think this book is hilarious and makes a great baby gift.
I’m pretty sure filter:alpha(opacity=n) works in IE8 too.
Your babies are gonna be so smart.
Lol great review. Reminded me a of http://www.iambetterthanyourkids.com/ only tamer.
Feels good to know enough about CSS markup to understand your critical humor.
This was an awesome review Chris.
This poor baby’s formatting is so sad. He/she only gets one line for his/her CSS and that bothers me.
+1 for Mathias says
no time for whitespace, your baby can’t read so who cares about readability. Great review, Chris =]
I’ve got the “HTML for babies” book for my 2-year old… It’s not too early for him to start :)
HTML for babies is just as bad…
Bump the book… You should just give your kids photoshop instead of paint and watch the magic. Once they are past that stage, they will know enough about design to figure out the CSS magic.
Oh, I loved reading this. Good idea Chris!
Also, when needed, the babies may want to use just “1” for setting the opacity – without pointless decimals.
That’s the wrong ‘its’: “And you might as well set it to it’s default value too. ”
But I don’t want to be discouraging when you’ve put so much work into the review.
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Mommy and Daddy can teach baby best practices later. I think I made worst mistakes when I started.
Oh God why? :facepalm:
This is good for only one purpose, unlearning.
Probably good enough for a baby but my toddler is working on Compass/SASS and I can’t find a sufficiently colorful tutorial for her.
If you’re not joking you’re pretty much the best parent ever.
Default opacity can be useful on hover, if it is otherwise at lower opacity (for example, to highlight items in an image-based navigation bar).
Great review, thanks. :-)
This is fun, but it’s a shame that babies teach them bad habits in the CSS.
But I think the idea of this book is excellent for beginners with CSS, I just hope that the next version of the book use CSS standards
That book definitely is hilarious, and a fun post too. 123em and 45678910px take the cake.
Why do they need to teach CSS to babies anyway?
This is such a great post to read. Stimulating me to read much more of your posts. Keep up the good work. Hoping to see a lot more excellent posts from you shortly.
Lol I really enjoyed reading this, making the same book for older people with good practices would be a funny idea too.
+1 LOL, this is a great evil idea!
“And that set height on a text element. That’s almost always a good idea.” – They do set display:block on the link, so I don’t see a problem with it.
haha really crazy :-) This is called CSS-TRICK!
“CSS for Babies” invalidating the CSS babies from the first page.
Funny, especially as my wife is about to drop any day now!
This might well be the only thing I read for the next couple of years.
Haha – this is hilarious.
OMG LOL, where can I get this book from?
Seriously, I want to send it as a gift to someone :D
Had the same idea ;)
You can get it on amazon.com
Why is using type=”” a negative thing or not needed anymore? Just curious.
It’s not that they’re a bad thing, just that they aren’t needed.
My baby is constantly trying to help me work on my websites, is there an advanced version of this book? He already knows how to bang on the keyboard and everything.
The book is very cute :(
Haha, this is a cute article. I bought HTML and CSS for babies for my daughter on her first Christmas. She’s 19 months now and still pulls them out to read once or twice a week – now that she’s learning letters and numbers I’ll ask her to find them on the page which she loves. I would recommend HTML for babies over CSS though, it holds her interest more. Try reading the above book outloud and imagine listening with a young child’s attention span, it’s kind of awkward. HTML for babies tells more of a story. :)
Hilariously entertaining review.
I can’t stop laughing !!!
I loved this one. A great gift for my kids.
Where is the demopage? :P
I think my 3 month old would love this! But if I catch him referencing this when he’s older, I’ll ground him!
“…I think your syntax highlighter is broken.”
Awesome review, but did the authors know that the best way to keep toddlers away from anything is to tell them it’s “for babies”???
I learned everything I know with this book :D
Appreciate the humor of this review. I was laughing pretty loudly when I read it. I think partly because I could hear your voice (in my head) while reading. Had to share it too! Great job!
Just funny adding alpha as ie support on a selector ie does not support…
But combining padding and width in one declaration is even better.
Well, I should make a php book too therefore where can I download this syntax highlighter?
good post really it is for babies, by the way i founded this website web-trickswith some css content.
oh, i love your review!!
but seriously: what’s wrong about wooden toys for babies…?!
I bet this post is gonna boost their sales a little bit!
Omg! really, ha ha. Super funny, but really who should use it ?
Love the review! And, Siddharth, to your point – I think it would have been just as cute a book if the CSS had been actually correct. To the poster who wants to do php for babies, I’d love to see it!
Must be crushing to have your hero rip apart your book. Brutal.
Thanks for the great review, pics and the humor in it.
Most folks get the humor, a few don’t. How to balance literal/live ready/accurate code with design and space concerns for a code based baby book?
The debate rages on :-)
HTML learning for toddlers has hit ITunes! My First Book of Code is it
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